BRAZZAVILLE– Peace and security are the fundamental prerequisites for stability, sustainable development, democracy and the promotion of respect for human rights, says Angolan Minister of Foreign Affair Manuel Augusto.
Addressing a meeting of the Regional Inter-Ministerial Committee of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), held here Monday in preparation for Wednesday’s Summit of ICGLR Heads of State and Government, he said efforts undertaken by governments of ICGLR member countries had shown encouraging results in achieving social and economic progress in the sub-region.
He stressed that there was a need to examine and deepen studies on measures to be taken in countries where instability prevailed, notably in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, with a view to achieving peace and stability.
Advocating an inclusive culture of peace, Augusto said the ICGLR should become a geo-economic bloc for the resolution of political problems considered endemic and which jeopardized the implementation of programmes for peace and security.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK